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1st deadline. >> all right. let's move on to vice president joe biden who we know is headed to asia today. 'rifz in tokyo and then he's going to spend a week in the region. what is the overall goal of this trip? >> i think the biggest role that joe biden is playing this week is there's a dispute over an air defense installation that the chinese are starting to set up in an area that is kind of a disputed area between china and japan. joe biden is basically going there not taking a side in the dispute but obviously japan is a major ally in the region. they are balking at what the chinese are trying to do as far as setting up this air defense in this disputed area. so biden is playing kind of a negotiator role, a middle ground role trying to bring the two sides together and avoid some kind of a larger dispute than what's happening right now. >> all right. i believe the president heads there in april. all right. aaron blake with the "washington post," nice to speak you to, sir. >> thank you. >>> coming up next, bill karins and betty will be here for "first buzz." ♪ ♪ ♪ i wanna sp
's start with joe biden and his trip to asia. i know you were a pool reporter on that so welcome home. >> thank you. good trip. >> what exactly was the vice president able to accomplish? >> well, i think there were two things that really were foremost for the obama administration. one there is a stirmish between china and japan over islands in the east china sea. a big problem for international security. joe biden met with both the prime minister of japan and the president of china and said he made clear to china he wanted them to sort of roll back an air defense zone that china established unilaterally and is threatening japanese and even american commercial aircraft that you have to announce before you enter that space that you have to announce to china you're doing so. it's caused a lot of turmoil and headaches and so the vice president really made that clear. the other big thing in the trip was for the obama administration to make clear their so-called pivot to asia is still a viable priority for them, president obama had to cancel a trip to asia during the government shutdown so
. apply online or visit a bank of america near you. >>> will have joe biden was in tokyo tuesday to show support for japan in the wake of the air zone. the united states is standing with japan over the matter, biden stopped short of demanding beijing remove the restriction. >> we are deeply concerned by the attempt to change the status quo in the east china sea. >> the vice president arrived in beijing early this morning where he plans to meet with china's president. seems like the house and senate will agree on a bill to extend the ban on manufacturing plastic firearms. the house approved the ten-year extension of the ban tuesday and the senate is expected to do the same when it returns from break next week. >> two skydivers in arizona have been killed in a mid air collision. witnesses say the two divers had opened parachutes when they ran into each other causing them to fall about 250 feet. the third skydiver was taken to a nearby hospital. space x launched the first commercial satellite mission into space on tuesday after two previous delays. the launch marks the first florida launch.
that are needed to be outstanding presidents. they -- i think joe biden will go down in history as one of the best vice presidents ever and he has been with me at my side in every tough decision that i've made from going after bin laden to dealing with the health care issues to you name it, he's been there. hillary i think will go down in history as one of the finest secretaries of state we've ever had and helped to transition us away from a deep hole we were in when i first came into office around the world. >> so, of course, he was weighing in on possible democratic candidates for 2016. what do you make of that? is that as far as he's ever going to go? >> two things. the first thing is that this is still very early and i think ha the president doesn't really want to be talking about his predecessor, but the second point is, it's good news for the vice president because he is being mentioned as a top tier alternative to hillary clinton earlier this week, senator elizabeth warren, a democrat from massachusetts, said that she would not be running for president so good for biden for keeping his name
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